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Re: Printing: how to setup.



On Fri, 2007-10-26 at 12:34 +0100, Tim Waugh wrote:
> On Fri, 2007-10-26 at 06:26 -0500, Aaron Konstam wrote:
> > But the real problem is that the cups web interface is how one is
> > supposed to configure printers in cups. system-config-printer is
> > something that has only recently evolved to really work, Why use the
> > fake when you can use the real thing.
> 
> By that argument, the 'real thing' is /usr/sbin/lpadmin -- another
> libcups utility that performs the same functions.
That is what is called "reducto ad absurdum".
> 
> > Further. although it is not important in this case, there are certain
> > printer sharing situations that are hard to deal with in
> > system-config-printer.
> 
> Are they easier to deal with in the CUPS web interface?
Yes they are since using the web interface you are forced to deal with
the structure of the cupsd.conf and client.conf files to do the sharing.
With system-config-printer you are lulled into the fantasy that you can
conrol sharing completely with the GUI interface and you can't.


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